Muntari seals Pompey move
Wednesday 30 May, 2007

Udinese midfielder Sulley Ali Muntari has joined Portsmouth after signing a five-year contract with the Premiership club.

The Ghana international is understood to have completed a £7m move, becoming the club’s most expensive player in history, even though the English club have only noted that he has arrived for an undisclosed fee.

Muntari was specifically wanted by manager Harry Redknapp and he’s delighted to have finally got his man after he caught the eye at Germany 2006.

“I saw him for the first time in the match between Ghana and Brazil when he was the best player on the pitch,” explained Redknapp.

“I have watched him three times since and he has been very impressive. Ghana have one of the best midfields in the world and he is a regular in their side, he has a great future.

“We had already tried to net him during the last two transfer windows, but Udinese did not want to sell.”

The 22-year-old Muntari, Portsmouth’s third signing after the free captures of Sylvain Distin from Manchester City and Charlton’s Hermann Hreidarsson, had declared that he was excited at the prospect of joining the English outfit.

“I am waiting for the day I will join Portsmouth,” he announced after playing in a charity match at Fratton Park a few weeks ago. “I want to play here.”

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